Date: Dec 13, 2002
From: UEFA Internet article
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UC - Sixteen await UEFA Cup fate

Copyright © 2002 UEFA

The top seeds S.S. Lazio and 2001 winners Liverpool FC are just two of
the 16 teams who will learn their UEFA Cup fate today when the draws
for the fourth round and quarter-finals takes place at UEFA
headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, at 12.00CET.

Two groups of eight
For the fourth round, the 16 remaining teams will be divided into two
groups of eight, with four seeded teams in each group. Four ties
involving one seeded team and one non-seeded team will emerge from
each group.

No seeds in quarter-finals
Teams from the same national association will be kept apart in the
fourth round, but there will be no seeded clubs in the quarter-finals.
The eight potential quarter-finalists will be named "Winners Match 1"
to "Winners Match 8" on the basis of the matches drawn for the fourth
round.

Turkish giant-killers
Among those in the hat are Turkish giant-killers Denizlispor and
Besiktas JK after they respectively eliminated Olympique Lyonnais and
FC Dynamo Kyiv last night. Polish challengers Wisla Krákow will be
looking for a plum tie after defeating FC Schalke 04 on Tuesday, while
Málaga FC are the only remaining Spanish entrant following the exit of
Real Betis Balompié and RC Celta de Vigo.

Match dates
The set dates for the fourth-round matches are 20 and 27 February
2003, and the quarter-finals are due to be played on 13 and 20 March,
although precise dates, venues and kick-off times will not be
finalised until 18 December.

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2002/03 UEFA Cup fourth round
First-leg matches: 20 February 2003
Second-leg matches: 27 February 2003
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Seedings group 1
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Pos Club                                      Coeff.
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  1 S.S. Lazio (ITA)                         106.334
  2 Hertha BSC Berlin (GER)                   52.495
  3 AEK Athens FC (GRE)                       52.058
  4 SK Slavia Praha (CZE)                     47.312 
  5 Boavista FC (POR)                         36.124
  6 Málaga CF (ESP)                           34.233
  7 Besiktas JK (TUR)                         26.362
  8 Wisla Kraków (POL)                        21.750
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Clubs in bold are seeded for the draw
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2002/03 UEFA Cup fourth round
First-leg matches: 20 February 2003
Second-leg matches: 27 February 2003
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Seedings group 2
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Pos Club                                      Coeff.
--- ---------------------------------------- -------
  1 Liverpool FC (ENG)                        79.729
  2 FC Porto (POR)                            66.124
  3 Panathinaikos FC (GRE)                    57.058
  4 VfB Stuttgart (GER)                       53.495
  5 RSC Anderlecht (BEL)                      38.762
  6 Celtic FC (SCO)                           36.062
  7 AJ Auxerre (FRA)                          32.176
  8 Denizlispor (TUR)                         14.362
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Clubs in bold are seeded for the draw
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